He understands what clients want in their counsel – legal knowledge and experience, an in-depth understanding of their underlying business and a passion for addressing the client’s needs with integrity.
Before going in-house, Mark spent eight years in private practice handling mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, corporate governance and commercial transactions with the nationally known firm of Buchanan Ingersoll P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and later at Graydon Head & Ritchey in Cincinnati. Ohio. Mark then spent 14 years rising from Counsel to General Counsel at xpedx/ International Paper Company where his work included providing user-friendly legal advice to senior management, sales and field personnel regarding commercial and technology agreements; mergers and acquisitions; creditor’s rights; employment counseling / policies / training / investigations; compliance; litigation management; and real estate and equipment lease matters.
Mark has also served as the General Counsel for Toyota Industries N.A., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment and automobile parts and the distributor of automated looms, and for Cedar Electronics, manufacturer and distributor of the Escort radar detector and Cobra brand of car electronics. While at Toyota Industries N.A., Mark’s work included providing legal, business and strategic advice to management on commercial, technology, licensing, supply chain and real estate contracts; employment counseling / policies/ training; and compliance matters.
While At Cedar Electronics, Mark’s work included providing management with strategic and legal advice on commercial contracts; technology and intellectual property licensing; trademarks and patents; global compliance; risk management programs; and employment law counseling, investigations and training.
Mark is an active member of the Queen City Angels where he regularly volunteers his time to evaluate and mentor start-up companies across wide range of industries and services. Mark and his wife, Kathy, live in Mason and have two grown children. In his spare time, Mark enjoys volunteering, enjoying wine, exploring estate sales and entertaining friends and family.